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Old 01-19-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Is mead commercially available at the liquor store?


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Old 01-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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Its rare her in Canada, but I seen some, $25-30 per bottle though. Glad I have 15 gal of my own aging


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Depends on where you live. If it is available it more than likely will be at a store with a good selection of craft beers, rather than a BMC type store.

But in Michigan, since we have a nationally ranked meadery B Nektar here in the Detroit area, finding thier products and other meads is pretty easy. I have one bottle shop that has several brands available.

If you can't find mead, decent wine shops may have Ethiopian Tej (honey wine) which is similar to mead. But has a bit more body if you ask me.
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The only ones I've been able to find, besides the B Nektar ones are awful, sweet or dessert meads. Chaucer's comes to mind but I've bought 3 or 4 terrible syrupy meads before making my own. Not cheap either.
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Does the KC in your moniker mean you're in Kansas City?

I found this mention of meads in Present Magazine.

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Unfortunately, there are very few commercial examples of mead (and its kin) available to us here in the Kansas City area. Redstone Meadery out of Colorado started distributing to Missouri in 2009 and Pirtle, out of Weston, makes a few fruit wines and meads. Chaucer mead is probably the most widely available, but it is not a good example of what mead can be and I recommend trying others before buying it.
I forgot about Redstone.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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It's available at most liquor stores in Colorado that I visit.
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It's available at most liquor stores in Colorado that I visit.
Yeah but you have Redstone Meadery right there in Boulder.


I haven't seen a commercial mead for sale here in CA in quite a long time. Probably 2 years.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:29 PM   #8
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I am From Kansas city but currently living in slc. I will check the liquor store later today...maybe there will be some since we are so close to Colorado. I am very curious what it tastes like and have given some thought to making a batch.
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The only ones I've been able to find, besides the B Nektar ones are awful, sweet or dessert meads. Chaucer's comes to mind but I've bought 3 or 4 terrible syrupy meads before making my own. Not cheap either.
Have you tried White Winter Mead? White Winter Winery of Iron River Wisconsin. Makers of Fine Mead [Home]
They are at Woodmans. I like their Blueberry and Strawberry Mead.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:03 PM   #10
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I'm working on a bottle of Redstone Mead at the moment. It is quite good and they are so far the only commercial meadery that ships to Texas, so I'd imagine you could order it from just about anywhere.


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